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508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 7, 2021 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we look at the back of the Polar Park sign and struggle to use the Pulse website. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2021/04/07/happy-easter-covid-is-over/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Mar 3, 2021 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about COVID in the Commonwealth, police in the schools, and the Worcester Pawsox schedule. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2021/03/03/post-covid-imagination-deficit-508-372/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Dec 19, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Ali Reid about Worcester's skate mayor, "Christmas on Ice," "Christmas a la Mode," weird real estate mail, and the post-COVID Worcester of 2021. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/12/19/christmas-on-ice-370-w-ali-reid/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Christmas on Ice
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Oct 7, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Shaun Connolly about drought, banning Halloween, the state of standup, crime rates, and ballot questions. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/10/07/hot-dog-508-370-w-shaun-connolly/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Justin Raphaelson and Colin Novick about the Hike Worcester Challenge, rats, trash, demolition, and forest fires. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/09/30/hike-worcester-508-369-w-justin-raphaelson-and-colin-novick/
Topics: 508, Worcester
Community Audio
Sep 23, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the baseball field and related development, flying in and out of the state, restaurants and COVID-19, municipal broadband, and clean air. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/09/23/airline-food-508-368/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Sep 9, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about COVID, Black Lives Matter, school, homicide, and air quality. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/09/09/pre-post-covid-worcester-508-367/
Topics: 508, Worcester
Community Audio
Apr 22, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about school and childhood trauma in this time of pandemic with Audrey Smolkin, Director of Child and Family Policy at UMass Medical School, and Tracy Novick, Worcester School Committee member. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/04/21/covid-and-kids-508-366-w-audrey-smolkin/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 4, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the ongoing pandemic with Worcester City Clerk Nikolin Vangjeli and Worcester School Committee member (and COVID-19 sufferer) Tracy Novick. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/04/03/covid-1138-508-365/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Mar 19, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Motley Crew Way and SARS-CoV-2 with Brendan Melican, Holmes Wilson, and Tracy Novick. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/03/18/worcester-in-the-time-of-sars-cov-2-508-364/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Mar 11, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, this week, we look at how Worcester rates on the Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index, and share our exhaustion reading about the coronavirus. http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2020/03/11/state-of-emergency-508-363/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Mar 4, 2020
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Worcester's Libertarian primary, the downside of tax breaks for businesses, and pandemic prepping. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/03/04/covid-fever-508-362/
Topics: 508, Worcester, COVID-19, prepping
Community Texts
Feb 20, 2020
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Booklet celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker soup kitchen in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Topics: Worcester, Mustard Seed, Catholic Worker, soup kitchen
508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 12, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about H. R. Giger, mini city hall, cubicle housing, our forthcoming tiny house villages, the baseball stadium deal, malls, and the Skate Mayor. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/02/12/the-alien-cafe-508-361/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 6, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with John Aylward about music in Worcester, teaching at Clark University, and the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/02/05/john-aylward-508-360/
Topics: 508, Worcester, John Aylward
508 - A show about Worcester
Jan 29, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we note that in 2019 homelessness in Worcester was down 19%, and that the Diocese of Worcester lost $1.5million. We try to understand these findings, and generally fail to do so. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/01/29/numbers-508-359/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jan 15, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with “Worcester's most-traveled, most-jailed, and most notorious political radical since Abbie Hoffman” about getting hit by a car, cost overruns for the baseball stadium, war with Iran, the bus, and YIMBY consequences. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/01/15/scott-schaeffer-duffy-508-358/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jan 8, 2020 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about property taxes, Worcester Magazine, listener feedback, and getting through a singularity crisis. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2020/01/08/s2020e01-508-357/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Noah Bombard of masslive.com about journalism, the Worcester Renaissance, murder, and commodities. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/12/11/508-356-w-noah-bombard/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Noah Bombard, MassLive
508 - A show about Worcester
Dec 3, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Tina Zlody about the Worcester Public Market, the Market Pantry, and tips for spearheading new projects in the city. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/12/03/worcester-public-market-508-355-w-tina-zlody/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 19, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Lt. Jason Menard, commercial taxes, Underdog, and Worcester Plaza Tower. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/11/19/long-term-commercial-lease-508-354/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 12, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about tax deals, election results, crime stats, vapes, tarot, the CEMANECT economy, and the season finale of our favorite non-scripted TV drama, "Worcester!" Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/11/12/season-finale-508-353/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 5, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the 2019 municipal election and the lawnsigns thereof. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/11/05/lawn-signs-508-352/
Topics: 508, Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester, Massachusetts.
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508 - A show about Worcester
Oct 29, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about death and crime in Worcester, Post-Christian America, opiods and religion, property taxes, election mailers, and flashlights. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/10/29/borrow-my-flashlight/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Oct 16, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the loss of institutions like the Columbus Day Parade, the Dive Bar, and pencils. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/10/16/institutionalized-508-350/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Oct 9, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about public health policy and NATO watch bands. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/10/09/stoned-driving-508-349/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Oct 2, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Paul Letsky's funeral, the vape ban, improving regional rail, "every fountain a running fountain," reducing our waste by 30%, Greg Sestero, downtown ambassadors, the Greendale Mall, houses and condos, school attendance, Walmart's fulfillment center, and buying one year of food. Show notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/10/02/one-year-of-food-508-348/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Sep 25, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Paul Letsky, mountain lions, vaping, City Council candidate forums, the federal judiciary, fountains, the Midtown Mall, and cybersecurity.  Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/09/25/murder-cats-508-347/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Sep 18, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss the climate strike, Worcester's plastic bag ban, election analysis, and dogs in strollers at stART. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/09/18/astm-d6400-508-346/
Topics: 508, Worcester, climate strike
508 - A show about Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk machetes, Worcester, politics, and opening foods and beverages on the internet with Travis Duda & Ricky Nelson of the Seltzer Time podcast. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/09/11/its-seltzer-time-508-345/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Seltzer Time, Travis Duda, Ricky Nelson
508 - A show about Worcester
Sep 4, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester School Committee challenger Hermorne McConner. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/09/04/hermorne-mcconner-508-344/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Hermorne McConner
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 28, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Victor Infante of the Telegram & Gazette and Worcester Magazine about journalism, the local economy, and The Man from the Train. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/28/cemanect-508-343-w-victor-infante/ 
Topics: 508, Worcester, Victor Infante
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 13, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview School Committee challenger Jermoh Kamara. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/13/jermoh-kamara-508-342/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Jermoh Kamara
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 11, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss the Worcester economy, plastic bags, election by lot, and the WRTA. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/11/the-doge-of-venice-508-341/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 10, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview School Committee challenger Mariah Martinez. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/11/mariah-martinez-508-340/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Mariah Martinez
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 10, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss Womag, Worcester musicians, downtown, money laundering, Oxford Man, gas leaks, homelessness vs. climate, the Beatles, ICE and surveillance, the Parking Committee, and commodities prices. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/10/508-339-money-laundering/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 4, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview School Committee challenger Laura Clancey. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/04/laura-clancey-508-338/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Laura Clancey
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 4, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss the most famous sentence written in Worcester, recycling, and other pressing issues. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/08/03/worcesters-most-famous-sentence-508-337/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jul 19, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview School Committee challenger Chantel Bethea. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/07/20/chantel-bethea-508-336/ 
Topics: 508, Worcester, Chantel Bethea
508 - A show about Worcester
Jul 19, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview School Committee challenger John Trobaugh. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/07/19/john-trobaugh-508-335/
Topics: 508, Worcester, John Trobaugh
508 - A show about Worcester
Jul 10, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview School Committee challenger Cara Berg Powers. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/07/09/cara-berg-powers-508-334/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jun 19, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about obsolete transit, homeless students, the coming corn famine, and the Baumol cost effect. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2019/06/18/the-baumol-confusion-effect-508-333/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Baumol cost effect
508 - A show about Worcester
May 26, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about who's running for local offices, the crash of Worcester journalism, making the bus free, and overdose deaths. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/05/31/journalism-508-332/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Worcester Magazine
508 - A show about Worcester
May 26, 2019
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about running for office, Kayti Burt on "The Incomparable," Joyner Lucas's "Devil's Work," cars, recycling, the Midtown Mall, and the Worcester Economic Index. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/05/26/devils-work-508-331/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Joyner Lucas
508 - A show about Worcester
May 4, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Mike True, Paul Ropp, Konnie Lukes, who's pulled nomination papers, HOLDEN MAN, housing, apps, transit, housing, church, weed, surveillance, and the tenth annual New England VegFest. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/05/04/even-more-advice-508-330/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we ask, "What do you want Worcester School Committee candidates to be discussing as they compete for votes?" Our guest is Tracy Novick, legendary former School Committee member and 2019 candidate. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/05/01/worcester-school-committee-2019/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Tracy Novick, Worcester School Committee
508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 25, 2019
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the late Bishop Rueger, transit plans, more Worcester apartments, Airbnb economics, volunteer opportunities, plastic bag bans, hard drugs, and the Didache. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/04/25/freak-the-man-freely-508-328/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 7, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Grace Sliwoski of the REC about Earth Day cleanups, the Midtown Mall, extremely-low-income renter households, rat park, and the holy mountain. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/04/07/earth-day-508-327-w-grace-sliwoski/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Grace Sliwoski, REC
508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 3, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the Worcester School Committee, the Midtown Mall, transit, infrastructure, and the Four Unrelated People. The audio version includes episode #325, recorded March 8, 2019.  Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/04/03/508-326-w-325/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester urbanist Eleanor Gilmore about problems and solutions around affordable housing and gentrification in Worcester. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/03/02/affordable-housing-in-worcester-508-324-w-eleanor-gilmore/
Topics: 508, Worcester, affordable housing, gentrification
508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 23, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss getting off campus, recycling, the Research Bureau, electricity aggregation, economic development as municipal procurement, clergy abuse, the cost of living, and Universal Basic Income. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/02/23/much-maligned-508-323/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 16, 2019
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview Amanda Kidd Schall of the Worcester Arts Council, master picture framer at Framed in Tatnuck, sometime Clark University art professor, visual artist, and long-time Worcesterite. Topics include the Worcester arts scene, local funding, great art in Worcester, recent news from the Catholic clergy abuse crisis, money laundering in contemporary art, John Wick, and Hamlet. Show notes:...
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508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 9, 2019 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Conan O'Brien, a post-woo society, and clear-bag recycling. Also, we present an episode about weed and municipal finances from late 2018. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2019/02/09/unwooable-508-321-b-w-320/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Conan O'Brien
508 - A show about Worcester
Dec 14, 2018 508
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On this week's 508 podcast, we talk with Megan Myers, professional hockey player, captain of the Worcester Blades, and assistant coach of the Becker College women's hockey team, about hockey, the Worcester Ice Center, newly-opened weed stores, Doctor Who, Marvel + Netflix shows, and Liam Neeson. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/12/14/megan-myers-of-the-worcester-blades-508-319/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Worcester Blades
508 - A show about Worcester
Dec 12, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we navigate technical difficulties and talk about snow removal, how Worcester can best regulate marijuana, weed as a 2019 campaign issue, Smokey and the Bandit , Taken vs. The Grey, Massachusetts tourism, regulating Christmas tree sales, and the local response to the Catholic clergy abuse scandal. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/12/11/unlimited-weed-licenses-508-318/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 23, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Nikki Erskine about this year's stART at the Station, the lack of large indoor festival space in Worcester, Worcester 2019 election campaign issues, 2018 election results for Worcester County District Attorney and 17th Worcester District State Representative, David LeBoeuf's Xxxtreme Agenda, and ewoks. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/11/23/start-at-the-station-508-317-w-nikki-erskine/
Topics: 508, Worcester, David LeBoeuf
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 22, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the redesign of Kelley Square, a distributional analysis of the tax systems of all fifty states, "Taxachusetts," the New French Extremity, and Nicolas Cage. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/11/22/kelley-square-regressive-taxes-mandy-508-316/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 18, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Frank Kartheiser about how Worcester could annex Holden, the Mustard Seed, Worcester Interfaith, and community organizing. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/11/19/frank-kartheiser-508-315/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Frank Kartheiser, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 17, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about being a gay-friendly city, crime, the transit service cuts that never came, a new platform at Union Station, the Research Bureau's transit report, and the 100th anniversary of the death of Cornelius Kelley. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/11/18/city-on-the-move-508-314/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Nov 16, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Joe Finneral about theater in Worcester, growing up in Lowell, being a pedestrian, looking like Gandalf, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Tom Wolfe, Emily Dickinson, Jim Carroll, the spirit of New England, the 100th anniversary of the death of Cornelius Kelley, the birth and growth of Kelley Square, and why Kelley Square isn't like a werewolf. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/11/16/joe-finneral-508-313/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Joe Finneral
508 - A show about Worcester
Oct 7, 2018
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk to Chilean immigrant Romina Barria as she prepares to move from Worcester to Oregon. We also cover George Frisbie Hoar vandalism, stART, the ACLU's COPD, pervasive surveillance, why are conversations limited to four people?, giving MDMA to octopuses, giving LSD to dolphins, Worcester's most-endangered buildings, and the Mt Carmel deed restriction. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/10/26/romina-barria-508-312/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with once-and-future-Worcesterite Kevin Oliver about Worcester's excellent drivers, the midwest, Kelley Square, how to get a square named after you, the World War I Worcester Telegram, Cornelius Kelley falling off a tiny train, does the parking part of the stadium deal make sense?, psychopathy by U.S. state, great city council orders. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/10/15/worcesters-excellent-drivers-508-311-w-kevin-oliver/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Oct 7, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Worcester's bad drivers, yuppie diversion, the liking gap, and the beautiful Holy Cross campus. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/10/08/yuppie-diversion-508-310/
Topics: Worcester, 508
508 - A show about Worcester
Sep 7, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about baseball sloganeering, why the pope should not resign, and our favorite moments from this week's episode of "Worcester, Massachusetts." Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/09/07/the-worlds-worst-game-of-telephone-508-309/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Sep 7, 2018 508
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This week, we talk about Holden Man, the "perfect game," the "poorly-attended game," and the Worcester Red Sox with Worcester baseball historian Brian Goslow. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/09/07/flemish-bond-508-308-w-brian-goslow/
Topics: 508, Worcester Red Sox, Worcester, Brian Goslow
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 18, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk about the logic of SimCity, "Holden Man Gets 5 Years for Worcester Sandwich Shop Robberies," the lack of master thieves, the NM couple who left behind a $100 million stolen painting, the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist, how home ownership influences political behavior, how the demolition of Notre Dame des Canadiens is the Altamont of Worcester Catholicism, "Assumption College President Cesareo to Oversee Allegations...
Topics: 508, Worcester, Wawsox, Pawsox, Woosox, Wu-sox
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 12, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss a non-renaissance framing for city events in 2018, MassLive on Worcide, volunteer fixers, Father John Madden on panhandling, YIMBY dynamics, and the sad truth about happiness scales. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/08/13/the-truth-about-worcester-official-508-306/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 12, 2018
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Geri DiNardo about helping found Worcester's Mustard Seed Catholic Worker community and soup kitchen, Ofo bikes, the wisdom of not framing 2018 Worcester as a "Renaissance," recycling, how Boston increases Worcester housing costs, and the future of handicapped transit. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/08/12/national-sword-508-305-w-geri-dinardo/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Catholic Worker, Geri DiNardo
508 - A show about Worcester
Jul 21, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with documentarians Tyler Brown and Nori Needle about "Uncommonwealth: Permit To Build" and gentrification in Worcester. Show notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/07/21/gentrification-508-304-w-tyler-brown-and-nori-needle/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jul 14, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about leaving Worcester, the recently-demolished Worcide, the long-demolished Davis Tower, the continuing (!) Catholic sex abuse scandal, Peach Rockets, gypsy moths, and state-of-the-art litter surveillance with Olivia W-B. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/07/14/its-a-germ-its-a-worm-508-303-w-olivia-w-b/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Olivia W-B
508 - A show about Worcester
Jun 30, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about next season's Worcester storylines and the Klan Meeting & Riot of 1924 with Kayti Burt. Notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/06/30/klansmen-beaten-in-street/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Kayti Burt, KKK
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about suicide and remaking Main Street with Bruce "Snow Ghost" Russell and Worcester Magazine writer Bill Shaner. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/06/30/bruce-n-bill/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jun 19, 2018
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the last 11 years in Worcester and 299 episodes of the 508 show with Kevin Ksen, the sexiest of men. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/06/20/300-508-300-w-kevin-ksen/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jun 14, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan ramble about old-timey Worcester stuff like the 1924 Klan riot and the sleigh business. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/06/14/something-about-worcester-508-299/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jun 14, 2018 508
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On this week's 508 podcast, we talk about hiking, the city's capital improvement budget, and opioid overdoses with Colin Novick. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/06/14/capital-improvements-508-298-w-colin-novick/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Colin Novick
508 - A show about Worcester
May 22, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Brendan relives his argument with Gary Rosen about Star Wars, Mike misexplains the chronology of the Universal Soldier franchise, and we look at "2017 Annual Report: Worcester Regional Transit Authority" and conclude that replacing our bus system with Lyft & Uber might be "a bad idea" but is definitely not "insane." Show notes: : http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/05/22/public-transit-day-of-reckoning/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
May 16, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Ted Conna about saving Notre Dame church, new transit ideas, and night golf. Show notes: http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/05/16/save-notre-dame/
Topic: 508, Worcester, Ted Conna, Notre Dame church
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we do an "exit interview" with departing Worcesterite Chris Humphrey, debate raising the minimum wage, and look at some sweet knives. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/05/09/the-exit-interview/
Topics: 508, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
May 2, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about summer, Worcester's colleges, and the bus.  Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/05/02/summer-508-294/
Topics: 508, Worcester, transit
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about violins, violas, coyote attacks, a giant mosaic of the city seal, and the Neighborhood Strings program with Ariana Falk and Peter Sulski of the Worcester Chamber Music Society. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/04/24/violin-vs-viola/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about farming, fungi, and Kendrick Lamar with Brad Allain of Wildwood Mushrooms and Mackenzie May of Central Mass Grown. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/04/17/mushrooms-from-space/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Central Mass Grown, Mushrooms
508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 11, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about vegetarianism, tax rates, and opioid abuse with New England Vegfest lead organizer Nicole Melone. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/04/10/vegfest-2018-508-291-w-nicole-melone
Topics: 508, Worcester, New England Vegfest
508 - A show about Worcester
Apr 3, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about beer brewing, co-op businesses, and finding large piles of money with Heather O'Dell and Dave Howland of the 3cross Fermentation Co-op. Show notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/04/03/3cross-508-290/
Topics: 508, Worcester, 3cross
508 - A show about Worcester
Mar 21, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. we talk about mass transit, human trafficking, and mini-pigs with City Councilor Sarai Rivera. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/03/21/the-bus-508-289-w-sarai-rivera/
Topics: 508, Worcester, WRTA, Sarai Rivera
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508 - A show about Worcester
Mar 6, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about pedestrian fatalities, CCOPS, and Method Man with Chris Robarge of the ACLU. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/03/06/dog-tags-508-288-w-chris-robarge/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Chris Robarge, ACLU
508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 27, 2018
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the symbolic collapse of Worcester's mainstream media, Worcester's lack of housing permits, the City Council agenda, and driveway freedom. Show notes: https://wp.me/p6vFvb-1z0
Topics: 508, Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about housing, transit, and digital activism with Holmes Wilson of Fight for the Future. Show notes: https://wp.me/p6vFvb-1yT
Topics: 508, Worcester, Holmes Wilson, Fight for the Future
508 - A show about Worcester
Feb 13, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about municipal commissions, gambling, cryptocurrency, and education with Christian Holden of The Hotelier. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/02/13/the-gambler-508-285-w-christian-holden/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Christian Holden, The Hotelier
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about affordable housing, cryptocurrency, Brent Crude, and the USS Flagg with Chad Julian of That's Entertainment. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/02/06/the-power-of-the-force-508-284-w-chad-julian/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Chad Julian
508 - A show about Worcester
Jan 30, 2018 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the City Council agenda, the Dream Van, and economic development. Show notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/01/30/the-dream-van-508-283/
Topics: 508, Worcester
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Tony Scavone of Disc Jam, Electric Haze, and the Palladium about music, economic development, and stonecutting. Show notes:  http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/01/24/economic-development-how-does-it-work-508-282-w-tony-scavone/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Tony Scavone, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Jan 16, 2018
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we have lots of audio and video trouble, including losing most of the first half of the show. On the plus side, pop culture journalist Kayti Burt joins them to talk about the pros and cons of life in Worcester and the stories we tell about it. Show notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2018/01/16/technical-difficulties-w-kayti-burt-508-281/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Kayti Burt
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Jan 10, 2018
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Brendan and Mike discuss the stories we tell about Worcester, which ones are helpful, and which ones we should reexamine in 2018. This show was taped in the studios of Unity Radio, broadcasting with 0.0000001 gigawatts of power on 102.9FM in Worcester. It's possible this setup was too much for Mike to manage... Show notes:  http://www.pieandcoffee.org/2018/01/10/cheers-worcester-508-280/
Topics: 508, Worcester
Community Texts
Dec 14, 2017 Mustard Seed Catholic Worker Community
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Newsletters for the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker community, Worcester, Massachusetts. mustardseedcw.org
Topics: Catholic Worker, Worcester
508 - A show about Worcester
Aug 11, 2017 Joyce Mandell w/Mike Benedetti
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Joyce Mandell talks with Julius Jones about the ins and outs of busking in Worcester. Show notes:  http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2017/08/11/busking-in-worcester-508-279/
Topics: 508, Worcester, Julius Jones
508 - A show about Worcester
May 2, 2017 508
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with people at the weekly peace vigil in Lincoln Square, a demonstration that's been going on for nearly 30 years. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2017/05/02/protestors-508-278/
Topics: 508, Worcester
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Mar 22, 2017
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Nicole Melone and Greg Opperman about the history of VegWorcester and the upcoming 8th annual New England VegFest. (Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11am-5pm, DCU Center, Worcester, Mass.) Also: Crime. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2017/03/22/vegworcester/
Topics: Worcester, Vegfest